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Skeli Wilhelm

Regular price CHF 22.00
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About Skeli Wilhelm

Swiss Skeli’s father Skeli Wilhelm was born in Berlin, Germany. Immigrating to Switzerland, he opens a pyjama factory. The Swiss, up until then, only wore pyjama tops to bed. Skeli Wilhelm makes a huge fortune producing pyjama bottoms. By the same token, he finds life boring after making this huge fortune. Something needs to change!

Without delay Wilhelm becomes friends with the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Josef Maria von Habsburg-Lothringen at a party of the Swiss government. Shortly after Maximillian is sent to Mexico. Specifically, to become the emperor of Mexico on the invitation of Napoleon III.

As a result Maximilian is taking Wilhelm to Mexico with him. Immediately Wilhelm starts getting over his boredom.

One day in 1865, they visit Pátzcuaro. Suddenly an assassination is attempted on Maximilian. Wilhelm get’s accidentally shot instead and dies. Wilhelm wakes up in his new Skeli life.

This postcard is from 1926.


All cards mounted on white 250 g/m² paper with trimmed edges. Vintage postcard, overpainted with acrylic paint, 13.5 x 8.4 cm, no frame. Signed and dated in pencil on back. This can be easily erased in the event you want to use the card.

Every postcard is a small, unique work of art!

Please note that since these are antique postcards, some might contain small tears, pinholes and/or scratches. Fleshy tries her best to lovingly craft each card. Sometimes a tear might be too close to the overall subject to cut it out. The actual colors might differ slightly from your monitor.

Delivery throughout Europe and overseas is with normal postal mail in cardboard envelopes so nothing should bend. Postage and packaging are calculated at checkout.

You can follow all of Swiss Skeli's adventures on his Instagram account.

You can find a short biography of Swiss Skeli here.